THE DREAM OF A RAREBIT FIEND (1906)
Article #355 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing date: 3-5-2002
Posting date: 7-22-2002
A man has nightmares after eating and drinking too much.
There’s really not an awful lot to say about this comic special-effects extravaganza by the man who directed THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY; largely a man eating, walking home drunk (this sequence, in which the lamppost sways and the world rushes by in a haze, is the most effective part), and then goes to bed and has Melies-style nightmares. It’s entertaining enough, but not quite as insanely bizarre as a Melies film would be.